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CNBC
Jan 22, 2013 4:00pm EST
yesterday the lack of any talk of fiscal restraint. we know regulations, taxes are going up 2013. kudos to corporate america for pulling in these numbers in this environment. >> how about david garrity? you want to weigh in on these numbers. >> 4% gain on the stock. >> on the ibm numbers, fear there would be around the conference call four years ago. their main stram, which they just launched to september saw good acceptance in the fourth quarter and all the concerns that people had about corporate investment and all that because of the fiscal cliff issue, tax reform. obviously these being put bait by what numbers are being put up in terms offing revenue strength. ibm a good bellwether versus tech bjorklund and paul, david, thipg thank you. my friend snow greco, when do you think in the market will go higher? >> i'll just plead the fifth on that. >> all right. i hear you. thanks for joining us. michael, rich, always good to see you. >> thanks, guys. >> to wrap up, ibm's solid beat on the bottom line and top line better than expected. >> google. top line. bottom line, we're working on it
CNBC
Jan 22, 2013 7:00pm EST
and leave high tax california? of course he should. we'll discuss his comments. excuse me, sir i'm gonna have to ask you to power down your little word game. i think your friends will understand. oh no, it's actually my geico app...see? ...i just uh paid my bill. did you really? from the plane? yeah, i can manage my policy, get roadside assistance, pretty much access geico 24/7. sounds a little too good to be true sir. i'll believe that when pigs fly. ok, did she seriously just say that? geico. just click away with our free mobile app. [ male announcer ] how do you turn an entrepreneur's dream... ♪ into a scooter that talks to the cloud? ♪ or turn 30-million artifacts... ♪ into a high-tech masterpiece? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. >>> presidential inaugural addre addresses are supposed to be less than a campaign speech. listen for yourself. >> fidelity requires new responses to new challengemis. preserving freedoms requires collective action. to me that spells more government. but listen to this next one. >> the co
CNBC
Jan 22, 2013 1:00pm EST
phil michakelson tee off over his taxes. and he's not going to take it anymore, or is he? sue herera is live at the new york stock exchange. >> earnings are front and center with j & j, dupont, travelers all out with results. more on them in a few minutes. let's get you ahead of the curve. google is getting ready to report its latest results after the bell. fears about an ad revenue and major focus on those shares. google right now is down 3 bucks on the trading session. john is in silicon valley with what investor s need to know ahead of the numbers. >> couple of important themes this quarter, mobile and mobile. mobile's impacted on the core business. as more people do searches from mobile devices, google's revenue has been coming down. it's more than likely this trend will continue as smartphone and tablet sales spike. cbc could come down 11%. it was down 15% last quarter. then we have the nexus 7 and nexts 10 tablets. in q3, some analysts estimate google sold around 100 million tablets. and then you have motorola, and i am hearing the mobile phones are not selling that well. last
CNBC
Jan 24, 2013 7:00pm EST
. the consumer is in a worse spot primarily because of tax hikes. supply side economics, right. so apple is a consumer company for the most part and i think that any consumer company will struggle. >> that's an important point. let's follow that point. is part of this apple drop weakness in consumer spending or expected weakness, or is it, in fact, the competition from samsung and the fact that the company is not executing. in other words is it a company story, an economics story, what is it? >> there's a lot of company specific stuff going on just comparables this quarter versus a year ago. that's part of it. it's a maturing company to a degree. it's going through its growth phase. now getting into the phase which hopefully will last a long time you focus on return on invested capital. that could be fine. the market has to adjust to that perception. i think the consumer point is a good one. is the consumer going retrench with higher taxes and we see the jobless claims out the last few weeks -- >> coming down. >> they are looking great. >> is it seasonal or real. we won't know that for a
CNBC
Jan 23, 2013 7:00pm EST
the payroll tax cut will cut into consumer discretionary spending down the line. apples ipads and iphones sold a lot but the profit margin was slim. is this a company story where the company is in trouble after the great steve jobs has passed snarp. >> it feels that way, larry. we've got this darling-to-dog story we've seen so often notice tech space. we have a gadget company in the tech space that's struggling with margins on its gadgets and a lot of the worst fears that they would face other gadgets from other kinds of companies seem to be coming to pass, but the service tech companies like google and netflix, they're all of a sudden out there increasing share. >> knock the cover off the ball. >> knock the cover on. and as long as you have a razor blade story and not a razor story, i think that's the difference peer. >> dave goldman, am i wrong? sometimes ji am very wrong. does this forecast a stronger american economy, even a moderately stronger economy? >> absolutely not. i was a raging bull in 2012. i'm neutral on it. the s&p is trading tick for tick with liquidity measures, such as infla
CNBC
Jan 24, 2013 4:00pm EST
majority leader eric cantor is there and says the to leaders tax eswill not sigo up. you're watching cnbc, first in business worldwide. >>> we have had a busy, a barrage of earnings. we've had microsoft and at&t and starbucks, all posting their latest quarterly results minutes ago right here on the show. let's get a roundup now that we've had time to digest and read through all the earnings action. rights, bertha? give it to us. >> reporter: not full digestion but a tummy still full looking at the numbers. fiscal second quarter for microsoft beats by a penny. street looking for 75 cents. refnous more or less in line. actually had missed on both the top and bottom line last quarter. take a look at the reaction of the stock. we've got microsoft here. there we go. it's still down, however. sold 60 million windows 8 loy senses. no details on the surface sales. that's something else people may ask on the license call. at&t, strong on the bottom line, and actually missed on both the earnings for the same quarter last year. they said they saw smartphone fans, activated 18.6 iphones and 26% were
FOX Business
Jan 24, 2013 1:00pm EST
, requiring congress to not spend more than it makes, than it takes in in taxes. if you call taxation making money, but it can't spend more than it takes in. any traction on that? >> yeah. this is an idea, an old idea, whose time has timely come, and, you know, as polls show about 75% of all americans support this idea, most of the state legislatures operate the same way, and we need to do this because we need permanent structural spending reform so that we don't find ourselves back in the same position every six to 18 months in raising the debt limit. >> limit spending to 18% of the gross national product, 18%. right now, it's a rate of 23%. we're looking at some of the other things that you would do. you want a historical average of total federal receipts so congress is only run a deficit, increase taxes, or increase debt if agreed upon by a two-thirds vote. i like how it sounds, but it doesn't sound like you can get other politicians to agree to it? >> rome was not build in a day. it's in the a sell yet, but we have support in the senate for the idea of a balanced budget amendment. the la
FOX Business
Jan 24, 2013 9:20am EST
the exporters going down and then the wild card here is what is the government going to do with taxes, how does that affect business and consumer spending. so we're on that road, but the road is-- it needs a lot of pavement, stuart. hopefully our government will do the right thing by us. >> hopefully. >> stay there for a second, carol, i want your opinion on another news item. and we broke the story yesterday, union membership, it's way down. i've got some numbers for you, in all, 400,000 workers, less left the labor movement, gone, 400,000, the state of wisconsin lost 46,000, 13%. indiana, where a law passed last year that doesn't require workers to pay a union fee, still allows them to benefit from collective bargaining, that lost more than 56,000 union members in that state. down 18%. most of the municipal workers, by the way. and these are the lowest union levels since 1916, i believe. carol, it occurs to me that unions have a lot of political power at the moment, but they're sharply declining membership. >> they do. and you know, it's funny, i am he' the daughter of a union electrician so
FOX Business
Jan 28, 2013 1:00pm EST
. when i came into office the governor and general assembly without my support passed a large income tax increase here in the january of twe ven. the sad thing we're now two years into the income tax increase and they raised money and not respond to the problem. i think this year, this spring session of the general assembly it will finally come home to reality. not only downgrades, moody's, fitch and standard have eight watches, warnings or downgrades since the income tax increase has gone into effect. what comes next the fiscal year fourth four, natural revenue growth from illinois coming from sales tax, gaming without tax increases is $600 million. but the reality of the amount of increased payments into the public pension systems is $945 million. i think they will have to deal with this $345 million spread. reality is --. melissa: dan, i applaud your optimism you think this will finally be the come to jesus moment where they realize there is huge problem but i don't know that is necessarily the case because we see california going down the same road. seems like politicians almost neve
FOX Business
Jan 22, 2013 11:00am EST
just had a big capital gains tax, a big dividend tax. you have obamacare that is coming down the pipe which it employers with more than 50 workers in a lot of employers are already holding back on their employment because of that. then we talk about things like coffee and trade and climate change legislation. i do not want to be entirely negative here. you mentioned the fact that the housing market is picking up. no question about that. ironically, here is the irony of this president, the number one factor that is creating jobs in the economy over the last three years has been the oil and gas sector. dagen: you would be not a smart politician if you got in the way of that in the next four years. steve, by the way, 2100 words in that address and job or jobs was noted three times. steve, it was great to speak with you. >> people should read in our "wall street journal" today, we have an excerpt from ronald reagan's inauguration. the job market was really expanding back in. dagen: steve, great to speak with you. take care. connell: we brought in chief market strategist from america finan
FOX Business
Jan 21, 2013 8:00pm EST
. he kind of cleaned john boehner squat in terms of taxes and revenues. it was all tax increases. $15 million in spending cuts. republicans have to get their acts together to negotiate better on the debt ceiling and other things. neil: what is the overture on the republican party? saying that they are going to push for a three-month extension? >> sure, what i read in it was from a pr standpoint in saying that gets all is a bad idea and will hurt the economy. and for economy a year and a half ago. republicans are saying that maybe it's a smart move in the sense that they want to say enough of this pr stunt. let's take the falls off the table but let's get to the real essence of spending cuts. the president is going to keep coming back. but it's more revenue. but it's more tax increases. we knew that in the campaign. neil: there is this paraphrase between the rich and the poor that you alluded to. maybe he has not done this. >> i don't think he is done on more tax increases. neil: more deductions? >> deductions and perhaps more rate hikes. this was alluded to during the fiscal cliff tal
FOX Business
Jan 24, 2013 6:00pm EST
. now stores will be allowed to pass the extra cost on the you, like a tax. up to 4 percent of the total cost of whenever you're buying. with us now, consumer education president, smart credit dot com. the president of optimum capital management. great to have you both year. al start with you. what do you make of this? >> this is really bad news for consumers. we are already getting nickel-and-dimed to death, and we are about to get even worse. essentially, the fee that the market had -- merchant has to pay to exit the credit card, cone -- commonly called a slight fee, in the past they have not been able to charge a line-item extra cost to the consumer to cover that. starting this sunday will be allowed to. that is the bad news. they have already baked in that she in the price of the merchandise the you're buying. so now not only unable to charge a fee on top of what you're already purchasing, but essentially paying the fee to times over, and those of us to pay cash are really getting screwed because we're still paying the fee for people using credit cards. gerri: i want to show people s
CNBC
Jan 24, 2013 1:00pm EST
. did raising taxes work for california? we know it didn't work for phil mickelson. >> we hope he doesn't move away because we need him in his state of the state speech, governor quotes genesis seven years of fat followed by seven years of lean. he says the fat is back. and up next, what he plans to do about it. what are you doing? nothing. are you stealing our daughter's school supplies and taking them to work? no, i was just looking for my stapler and my... this thing. i save money by using fedex ground and buy my own supplies. that's a great idea. i'm going to go... we got clients in today. [ male announcer ] save on ground shipping at fedex office. executor of efficiency. you can spot an amateur from a mile away... while going shoeless and metal-free in seconds. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle...and go. you can even take a full-size or above, and still pay the mid-size price. now this...will work. [ male announcer ] just like you, business pro. just like you. go national. go like a pro. tdd# 1-800-345-2550 when the spx crossed
FOX Business
Jan 23, 2013 11:00am EST
. when this payroll tax expires, people are up in arms about it. there will not be, until we all feel pain from higher interest rates and inflation, not a single thing will be done about it. >> i hope that is not true. i hope people can really forecast and see what is happening in the future. if they do not, they'll have to wait until the car hits the wall to feel that pain. i do not think that is the case, dagen. to be very honest with you, these two parties can really get together and look at some of the entitlement programs and really make a difference. i hope it is not like what you are describing. i just hope that is not the case. dagen: maybe one area of agreement is tax reform. we heard congressman paul ryan talking about it. the president did mention it in his inaugural address earlier in the week. do you think that is doable and what she could've possibly take? >> tax reform has a different meaning to almost everyone who discusses it. bipartisan -- he meant higher tax rates on the rich. he meant a broader tax rate. he met tax increases rather than tax reform. it really was ch
FOX News
Jan 22, 2013 4:00pm PST
tonight. thank you. the mickelson's public rant about his taxes didn't go over with some folks. today the millionaire athlete is apologizing. we will show you what he is saying now. plus, a high school wrestler meets his match. look at this. a falling light fixture weighing about 100 pounds. details next. stress sweat is different than ordinary sweat. it smells worse. get 4x the protection against stress sweat. introducing new secret clinical strength stress response scent. get 4x the protection against stress sweat. ♪♪ a flavor paradises aof delicious fishes ♪♪ ♪ friskies seafood sensations. ♪ feed the senses. [ male announcer ] born from the elements, destined to take them over. ♪ the sirius xm satellite radio in the 2013 ram 1500. engineered to move heaven and earth. guts. glory. ram. the new ram 1500. motor trend's 2013 truck of the year. gives you 1% cash back on all purchases, plus a 50% annual bonus. and everyone likes 50% more... [ midwestern/chicago accent ] cheddar! yeah! 50 percent more [yodeling] yodel-ay-ee-oo. 50% more flash. [ southern accent ] 50 percent
CNBC
Jan 22, 2013 9:00am EST
mickelson, why is he paying 62%, 63% tax? >> i like the nike add. >> all that, plus the opening bell in just a moment. [ construction sounds ] ♪ [ watch ticking ] [ engine revs ] come in. ♪ got the coffee. that was fast. we're outta here. ♪ [ engine revs ] ♪ [ indistinct shouting ] ♪ [ indistinct shouting ] [ male announcer ] time and sales data. split-second stats. [ indistinct shouting ] ♪ it's so close to the options floor... [ indistinct shouting, bell dinging ] ...you'll bust your brain box. ♪ all on thinkorswim from td ameritrade. ♪ >>> you're watching cnbc "squawk on the street" live from the financial capital of the world. the opening bell is going to ring in a little less than 90 seconds. a busy week. everything from apple to microsoft to bristol-myers reporting earnings. we talked about some of the highlights. also, davos happening. you never know what could come from the other side of the planet. >> a lot of hitters there. periodically getting a new story. we have maria over there, and steve liesman, i mean, it's really -- we're bringing out the big guns. we've got
FOX Business
Jan 23, 2013 1:00pm EST
of people paying slightly higher taxes. one of the things going on with uncertainty coming up on may 18th and how we deal with the debt ceiling. the potential for the federal government to shut down. i think many people underestimate the significance of the federal government as a part of, you know, what drives the u.s. economy. melissa: so what could they be doing you think to make things better? what could turn things around from a trucking perspective? >> i think in recent history, anytime our leaders here in washington make, you know, get a decision made, even if it is not what everybody likes or agrees with, the more certainty there is in the business community, the more likely we are to see investment and people making plans about moving forward. i mean i think it is too early to tell how consumer sentiment and consumer behavior is going to be impacted by the, by the tax increases. i mean everybody saw the 2% hit on the payroll tax expiration, what, a little less than 1% on the health care costs. so, we just don't know yet. that impacts us directly because we move a the of retail go
FOX Business
Jan 23, 2013 4:00pm EST
, but then eventually you implemented some 100 different taxes. how did that not slow down the growth you had finally gotten? >> when you are taking a nation through a profound crisis, and although we are now a cold, we should not forget it has created enormous hardships in iceland for the families who lost many of them their houses, some of them their entire savings. so if you're going to bring a nation through a profound crisis like this on the road to recovery, you have to enable them in the system come you have to empower them, you have to make them realize that everybody is paying the consequences. into the system in this way. liz: does it surprise you 48% of americans don't pay at least important chunk of the taxes? >> yes, to some extent it does. we have to realize if our democracy is going to have a prolonged crisis like this, you have to instigate the political process in such a way that people are willing to bear the burden and pay the sacrifices. so what we did was not only to go against the traditional view of the fiscal policies, the tax policies of the welfare state, we introduced curre
FOX Business
Jan 24, 2013 3:00pm EST
beverages. liz: boy, we have a president who was reelected, we've got all kinds of tax changes, the payroll tax cut has been eliminated. we got through one part of the fiscal cliff, now we're looking at the debt ceiling. which one of those, to you as a business leader, matters the most, affects business the most? >> i think, um, what matters the most is providing clarity. clarity to business, clarity to the country at large. and that's what people want. every time there's a survey, you see that they want clarity. and that's why i think it is so important to have a solution. liz: well, now you know you have clarity on the fact that people have the payroll tax back into their paychecks. >> sure. liz: are you seeing any effect on that where people have less money in their pockets, and maybe they're not buying coca-cola as much? >> well, i think generally speaking we still see great opportunities in the united states for our business in the coming decade and continuing on from there. we haven't seen an impact yet. it's too early to tell. liz: okay. >> but i would say this, um, i would say if we
CNBC
Jan 28, 2013 1:00pm EST
and real estate taxes are combined in one monthly figure. and what the number? including made service twice a day. and all of the other amenities which come with this, which include a spa. >> maybe up into the 50s. >> a little under $60,000 a month. >> that actually very reasonable. >> yeah, very reasonable. with maintenance fees, that around $720,000 a year. include care takers, your insurance, cleaning staff and more. and it probably cost around $1 million a year, just to keep the lights on in this apartment, in the historic sherry ledgerland building. maintenance fees are popping up all over high end in new york city. if you bought a 1200 square foot condo, that will cost you around $2,000 a month in maintenance fees. on top of mortgage and utility. what do you get for that $60 grand at sherry netherland. made service, restaurant downstairs, should be all you can eat for that amount. el rater operators. and three private elevators. to see more of the $95 million mega mansion and go one on one with dolly lands, and secret lives of the super rich meg why home. it is a great show. >> i know
FOX Business
Jan 24, 2013 4:00pm EST
of costa rica tells liz the key to business is favorable taxes. go figure. plus the governor the of the bank of israel on keeping his economy strong and safe in a very volatile region. david: microsoft is out. the numbers are out. adam shapiro, how do they look? >> well it's a beat on earnings, david, but a miss on revenue. earnings, 81 cents per share. the street was expecting 75 cents. revenue 21.46 billion. the street was expecting 21.53 billion. jumping in real quick on the press release they're talking about it, in the last quarter, in the server and tools business, saw increase 8.5 billion. the previouser, server and tools business reported 9.1 billion of revenue. 9% increase from the prior period year-over-year. we'll jump in to see how windows 8 is performing but they're missing on revenue. sandra: we'll keep watching the stock here in after-hours trading. looks like it is getting a little bit of a boost in after-hours trading so we'll keep looking at those numbers. keep in mind the revenues numbers fell short but the earnings per share did beat. it is a decent beat.
FOX Business
Jan 22, 2013 1:00pm EST
leaving the state of california and there are better ways to raise revenue. one is by broadening our tax base by encouraging businesses to come to the state of california and expand here. that will solve our problems of increasing revenue. melissa: you talk about that the way you would encourage businesses to come would be to lower their tax rate. so, you know, it is quite the opposite of raising it. do you think you could ever get that done in california's current climate? >> not in our current climate we are not going to get it done. we need to cut government regulations. we need to give businesses incentives to be here. that in turn would bring revenue. melissa: you know it does not work for me right now, i will have to make some changes. i ventured prosperity in that. races on income over $1 million. it used to be 10.3%. for him, that is $1.8 million. he made $60 million. that tax is making a big difference for him. nebraska governor has talked about eliminating the personal income tax and corporate income tax. do you think that those kinds of states will starts stealing valuable inc
CNBC
Jan 22, 2013 3:00pm EST
tonight as well and a new tax on every share of stock you trade. she loves this story. looking more likely in europe. could it be a coming to wall street as well? the cd of td ameritrade will be joining us for that, among other things. earnings and lots more to talk with fred about. >> retail and whether investors are coming back. big nightmare for boeing, the dreamliner with problems and its stock still down. right now the news is not getting any better for the aircraft-maker. >> we've noticed a trend lately. you see some selling in the morning and then buying in the afternoon, and we have often thought of the afternoon trade as the smart money. >> and you see it right there on the intraday chart. i am so old, phil, i remember we introduced the infraday chart, a phenomenon that we could see what what is happening tick bytic, and there you see the pattern. >> and i'm so old we were handwriting the intradate chart. nasdaq doing the same thing. back in positive territory after spending much of the day negative. up three points right now at 3138, and the s&p, any positive close for the dow in
CNBC
Jan 22, 2013 6:00am EST
to give their approval to allow 11 states to start preparations for imposing a tax on all financial market transactions and measures likely to unsettle banks and houses. for more on the story coming out of europe today, let us head to london to kelly evans who is standing by this morning. i like that necklace. i don't know what it means -- what it's saying to me. it kind of looks like -- >> it's telling you to buy goad, joe. it's a subtle signal to investors. i coordinate my wardrobe with the prevailing market move. >> yeah. >> i was thinking you were stepping out there. is that attached to the wall behind you? are you allowed to move or has ross got you -- >> it's attached to my wrist here with the same thing going on. >> oh, my god. i am actually chained to the desk here because ross westgate, lake-effect snow, is in davos and he will have the very latest out of there and "worldwide exchange" for the rest of the week. we'll also see maria bartiromo there. in the meantime, before that meeting gets under way, france and germany are celebrating their friendship treaty today. it's all about
CNBC
Jan 25, 2013 6:00am EST
do we mean just raising taxes? isn't most of the austerity in europe raising taxes? >> no. >> not in greece? >> it would actually be starting to collect taxes. >> we raise taxes, which have to do with the middle class -- >> that's the austerity you're talking about, raising taxes? >> yes. >> and also the cutting of wages. we have a dramatic cut in wages, not only in the public sector, but also in the private sector. because the economy, the basis itself on small and medium enterprises, which mainly produce for the domestic market, this has been a distraction. we have lost a lot of jobs, a lot of company, the private sector in a very bad state, in a country which was growing with a rate of more than 4%. but this double -- >> so much more than you were taking in at that point. there's a deficit that has to be paid off. and the measures you're talking about, technology and organizing the economy could take a long time to kick in. >> this is correct. but the main problem in greece was always state revenues. because they do not tax the rates. they allow tax evasion for the weal
NBC
Jan 20, 2013 4:00pm PST
more than expected in december, up half a percent. they ignored worries about higher taxes. consumption makes up 70% of the u.s. economic growth. the debt ceiling debate, presidential report card and quiet market rally. what does it mean for you money? joining us right now, jared bernstein, center on budget and policy priorities and chief economist to vice president biden. also with us, russ koesterich. thanks for joining us. >> thanks, maria. >> russ, let me kick it up with you. a pretty good rally. on thursday the s&p 500 hitting yet another five-year high. is this rally for real? do you think it's sustainable going forward as we continue through this earnings period? >> i think in the short term, it is. i think we're probably going to hit a road bump in february. the reason i say that is we've got a lot of flows coming into the market early in the year. people were nervous in december. they're coming back in to stocks. that's a good thing over the longer term. we do have some issues coming up. the debt ceiling obviously one of them. the second question is we start to get the economic
PBS
Jan 23, 2013 4:30pm PST
, saving money on your taxes and boosting your retirement security. here's finra's gerri walsh. >> with washington roiling from one crisis to another, many americans feel uncertain about the impact of changing tax rates and how to achieve retirement security in a fragile economy. but, especially at times like this, workers should focus on what they can control. no matter your tax rate, contributing to a 401(k) can help you save money on taxes and boost your retirement security. your contributions to a traditional plan are not included in your taxable income, and earnings on roth contributions are tax-free. the good news for savers is that in 2013 401(k) limits go up to $17,500, and employees aged 50 or over can contribute an additional $5,500. but, at the end of 2011, the average account balance in 401(k)s nationwide was just under $60,000. if you're not sure you're doing all you can to lower your taxable wages and secure your retirement, finras new 401(k) save the max calculator can help you do the math to find out. i'm gerri walsh. >> tom: join us tomorrow on twitter for a tw
FOX Business
Jan 23, 2013 7:00pm EST
gun owners a $1,000 a year tax credit for each of two years for turning in assault rifles to state police, none of these are expected to pass of republican controlled house. president obama's address triggered a scathing response from the national rifle association, the leader, rain lapierre, said that president made a mockery of our constitutional rights. >> they are god-given freedoms they belong to us, in the united states of america as our birth right, no government gave them to us, no government can ever take them away. lou: lapierre argued only reason that federal government would want to create a list of gun owners is to quote, tax them or takes them. our next guest is a texas gun shol owneshopowner who is now ca boycott of groupon, after the site canceled his dial for a concealed handgun training course, he said that groupon seems to e8 to to e88ing anyoneo believes in the second amendment with as monster. saying this statement -- including shooting ranges, conceal and carry, and clay shooting, have been placed on ed on hiatus while we review internal stanstandards. the cat
CNBC
Jan 28, 2013 4:00pm EST
see anything different. a lot of revenue and cash was earned due to taxes coming up. so people front loaded earnings, cash money, liquidity that were currently enjoying. but i'm not quite sure we didn't steal from this year and as the year wears on whether that's going to be an issue not going forward. >> you're saying there were so many expectations that we took them from the future and perhaps things slow down later on in 2013? >> i do believe that's a risk factor. and i think also it will depend on what comes out of washington with respect to structure reform in a number of areas too. you know, at the end of the day, we just don't see the base revenue growth on a really exciting basis going forward. we have hints of it, but we're not there yet. companies aren't truly spending. they're still sitting on cash. they paid a lot of dividends last year. they're not hiring people right now. and there's a lot of wait and see. what's the environment going to look like before businesses really get aggressive in business development. i think that could weigh in going forward. the other would
CBS
Jan 24, 2013 5:00am EST
mickleson says he should have kept his opinion on taxes to imself. he set off a firestorm recently when he said he may have to move out of california because his recent hike in federal and state taxes on the wealthy. mickleson said at the time his tax rate was well over 60%. but according to the tax federation and california's tax experts, it's closer to a 1%. still really, really high. california recently became the state with the highest top marginal tax rate. >> that 51% hurts. >> that's exactly why so many professional golfers from all over the word live in florida. that's exactly why. >> or they're going some place else. >>> you're not going anywhere. you're coming back in 30 minutes. what do you have for us? >> i'm watching your money at the grocery store to make sure you are getting what you think you're paying for. >> sound goods to me. thanks, jess. >>> it was nearly a decade from the time chandra levy disappeared till prosecutors got a conviction in the case. >> this morning there are serious new questions about the trial. we have that story coming up. >> and are you tired of hea
FOX News
Jan 28, 2013 3:00pm PST
the background check, pay fine and taxes and stay legally while applying for green card and eventualual citizenship. the latest fox news poll show 55% favor citizenship. 13% support guest worker program but only limited time. >> immediately when the bill passes people in the shadows would get a legal right to stay here and work. they would no longer be supported provided they don't have a criminal record. >> president obama was chastised for not pushing immigration reform in the first term. there is growing support now but it won't be easy. the lawmakers love to say the devil's in the details. a debate and discussion is now beginning. >> bret: much more with the panel. bump in the road on wall street. dow was down 14 after six straight winning sessions. the s&p 500 was off three. nasdaq gained five. durable goods orders were up 4.6% in december. >> led by surge in military aircraft sales. what does this mean for you? wendell goler. >> the dow jones/industrials closing in on the prerecession high of 14,164 set in october of 2007, the standard & poor's index passed its high point. the sto
FOX Business
Jan 21, 2013 4:00pm EST
mentioned though bipartisan issues and republican issues such as revamping the tax code and reducing deficits, but he signalled split decisions in an era of divided government. >> progress does not compel us to settle. centuries long debates about the role of government for all time, but it does require us to act in our time. [applause] >> for now decisions are upon us. and we cannot afford to wait. we cannot mistake absolutism for principle or substitute spectacle for politics or treat name calling as reasoned debate. [applause] >> we must act. we must act knowing that our work will be unperfect. we must act knowing that today's victories will be only partial. peter: top republicans issued bipartisan statements in the spirit of the day, but mitch mcconnell, the senate republican leader called federal spending and the debt the transcendent challenge of the great challenges of our day. david: was it president harrison who had a two hour speech at his inauguration that he caught pneumonia. this was one of the quickest speeches i have ever seen before. but bottom line here, the presiden
FOX Business
Jan 22, 2013 4:00pm EST
about complexity, in my mind the first thing that comes to mind when i think of the government are taxes. we have a tax code now that is so much more complex. we heard all this talk about simplification last year. we've gone in exactly the opposite direction, putting in all of these deals for special interests and now you're not even sure whether, what your exact rate is depending when you book business. how are you sorting all that out? >> well, it's a challenge. i think about our franchises. most of them are sole proprietors. so their taxes are being passed through the entity that they own. for every dollar that they're paying in additional tax, that is one less dollar they can put back into growing their businesses and creating jobs. we're kind of starving the goose that feeds the golden egg of producing more jobs. david: well, at least you are growing partly as a result of all the complication. people want to go into a franchise. dina owens, from the dwyer group. >> thanks, david. david: appreciate it. lauren: the bank of japan taking a page out of our playbook and announcing it will
CNBC
Jan 25, 2013 7:00pm EST
've raised taxes by $200 billion a year. the reason that u.s. stocks are up 5% after this horrible thing we've done to our selves that under norm circumstances would cause a recession is because we're in a global economy and every other major country in the world is doing the right thing while we're doing the wrong thing. that's propping us up. we're fine, we'll have a great year. these other countries doing things right, that aren't kicking the can down the road, they're going to have fabulous years. that's where you want to put your money, my friend. >> i was reporting in 2007 when we hit dow 14,000 and everyone got slammed on that. there's a hesitance at these levels. what's not getting talked about enough is the impact on consumer sentiment. if you go to any coffee shop, grocery store, anywhere in this country, people are looking at their 401(k), they feel better and i think that will translate into positive consumer spending, which filters into the whole economy. >> the retail investors is getting involved. the money flows are ramping up tremendously on the retail side. i would disagre
FOX Business
Jan 22, 2013 3:00pm EST
taxes, all kinds of reasons. those people will not buy real estate. that is what happened january 1. let's talk about overall, they talked to me about builder confidence. still have not broken the 50 level. a couple of regions have hit it, the northeast has not, for example. so where is the disconnect? >> you have a demand for multiple family housing. town home garden apartments, that kind of thing demand is there. out somewhere not so commutable, it is not there. cheryl: because you're a real estate agent to the stars coming of high-end luxury clients with multimillion dollar property, is that market strong, will it stay strong, do you think? >> the market is strong due to the overall lack of supply and we have all kinds of people buying in new york. foreigners, investors, users, so much, so many buyers from so many pools, it works. cheryl: thank you very much. if i had an extra $20 million, i would call you. the closing bell is going to ring, exactly 30 minutes to go right now could dell has been the subject of intense chatter of buyouts. the shareholders of little skittish but the bon
CNBC
Jan 25, 2013 4:00pm EST
the money that you need toward all of this. and i'd like to get your take on the tax structure that is most favorable to getting people to be as generous as they can. what could you tell our viewers in terms of what government policy may be able to do to actually encourage more giving and how it can hurt? >> well, the tax deductibility of charitable giving certainly has been a positive factor in why the u.s. is the most generous. people give about 2% of their incomes and that's true it's not disproportionately the richest. across the board americans are quite generous. the estate tax which lets your charitable giving not be taxed is clearly a very positive encouragement to look at giving. i'd say that even more than the taxes, though, the fact that there's more examples of people where -- so everyone is asking themselves, you know, could i be giving you something, the fact that they hear the impact is very strong, i think the kind of social movement is even more, but the tax structure helps. >> what continuing investment is needed at this point? in other words who are the biggest stakeholde
CNBC
Jan 24, 2013 6:00am EST
of potentially getting out of the eurozone. today, he took a different tactic. we talked about not raising tax rates, but as corporations around the world both affecting issues in the uk and elsewhere are becoming a real issue. i want you to take a look at this piece. >> individuals and bess must pay their fair var. and businesses who think they can carry on, they can keep selling to the uk, and selling uk tax arrangements are for you to wake up and sell the company. >> that comment, by the way, about coffee is actually about starbucks which has created some problems because they've been avoiding taxes in the uk. but take a look at this quote right here. david cameron not making friends. labor mp dennis skinner says it was gruesome for the prime minister to be heading out of austerity-riddled britain to wine and dine at davos with 50 top bankser who helped create the economic crash several hundred tax avoiding milliona e millionaires. >> a lot of people talk today about a report. there was a report earlier this morning that mr. oh lund discovered averting. in total, the report was said to be
NBC
Jan 27, 2013 5:30am PST
to be exactly the one that anyone wants, that show that america can make decisions. it set a more effective tax system. it reduced tax uncertainty going forward. i think we could have a booming environment. i may be wrong. that's my own personal belief. if we have a grand bargain, americans take off. the rest of the world needs us to be strong. europe still has its issues and it will for a couple of years. so i think it's important that america kind of take the lead here. i'm hoping in congress, that's what they do. >> what does your gut tell you about all of this money moving into stocks recently? we had a fantastic year in 2013. do you think this is sustainable? >> yeah, the economy grows, it's sustainable. and i think buy american company is pretty good prices. these are world class companies. not just america, european and japanese and chinese companies, but you are still buying them at fairly good prices. the return is not that good. i'm comfortable owning stocks right now. >> my thanks to jamie dimon. >>> the state of business, the state of investors and the state of europe is all part of
KICU
Jan 28, 2013 4:00am PST
angie. tax prep is becoming pricier. last year, the cost to prepare a 1040 form with itemized deductions and a state tax return was up 6%, to $246, according to a survey. the price for forms without deductions is up 12%, to $143. high rent and labor costs drove up the price in pacific states such as california and washington. an accountant with specialties in certain areas like small business can help lower costs or produce a higher refund. some people will spend whatever it takes to stay warm this winter. try this on for size - it's a $2,400 men's down jacket made by german skiwear specialist bogner. and it's practically sold out! the faux leather coat is water repellent. the hood is an additional $300. quentin tarantino's "django unchained" is receiving praise from the academy; however, it is catching flack from ebay. the site has banned the sale of django action figures. ebay says the figures violate its offensive materials policy, which ban items that are intolerant toward race or religion. the film, which depicts slavery in the south, has been criticized for its heavy use of racial
FOX Business
Jan 22, 2013 7:00pm EST
and science teachers read for the future. we must harness new ideas to revamp the tax code and reform our schools and empower citizens with the skills they need to work harder and reach higher. lou: he did not actually say education but he did mention the word reform. he wants to change everything. if you believe the data the federal education department puts out you may think there is no need it only reflected the reality. the education department is a giddy that shows high-school graduation rate is 78-point to%. 70-point to% that is a 35 year, and not a high but the best this report, think about it. 21% is not getting it done. the education department also notes, about this, the national dropout rate is 3 percent overall down from 4% last year. are you kidding me? if only 78.2% are getting it done how does that end up at 3%? new mask? federal math? political math. is a joke not funny brought to by the department of education. a report from a nonprofit group last year told the difference story that dropouts to do you to be a significant national crisis and their least 1,550 high-school i
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